To keep workers operating in hazardous flammable environments safe and productive, they need equipment that has low electrical or thermal energy. Intrinsically Safe (IS) equipment is designed to operate in potentially explosive atmospheres without causing a fire or explosion. How does this work exactly? In this lesson from the Tait Radio Academy, we explain what Intrinsically Safe is.

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Transport agencies are under constant pressure to deliver growth in passenger numbers, promote greater staff and passenger safety, and develop new and improved services that enhance the customer experience. A key component to this is having the right communications system in place – in this lesson from the Tait Radio Academy, we discuss how the Transport industry can benefit from Unified Critical Communications.

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It’s been a tough time for the oil and gas industry as volatile markets, rising costs, declining productivity and a shrinking skilled workforce take their toll on business. The concept of a Digital Oil Field promises a way out, but how can this be achieved? In this latest lesson from the Tait Radio Academy, we discuss the benefits of Unified Critical Communications for the Oil and Gas industry. Continue Reading

Sometimes, the nature of the terrain, the remoteness of the location or the sheer expanse of the area is too much even for the solid coverage of radio networks. In such cases, satellite communications can be an option, but with the myriad of satellite technologies out there, it can be hard to know where to start. In this lesson of the Tait Radio Academy, we take a closer look at the pros and cons of satellite.

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For decades, land mobile radio (aka two-way radio) has been the mainstay of mobile critical communications. Used by millions worldwide in countless different conditions, constantly tested and refined, it has been the yardstick of success for critical communications, particularly in Public Safety. However, with broadband technologies such as WiFi, cellular and others becoming more and more prevalent, does LMR still hold its ground?  In this lesson of the Tait Radio Academy, we take a closer look at the pros and cons of LMR.

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Each organization has its own way of operating, and the right communications networks can greatly enhance worker safety and efficiency. But with so many wireless communications bearers out there, how do you choose the one or the right mix for your organization? In this lesson of the Tait Radio Academy we explore this question.

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Mining communications systems are usually geographically constrained around individual mines. However, the mine of the future demands integrated company-wide communications across the entire reach of its operations – not just from pit to port, but across multiple field sites, and city-based corporate offices. How can this be achieved? In this lesson from the Tait Radio Academy, we explore this question.

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Whether you move minerals, passengers, or patients, success means getting your payload to where it needs to be, in a safe and timely manner.  Whatever hurdles stand in your way, reliable voice and data communications can help ensure the journey is secure and efficient.  Bruce Magee, General Manager for Services at Tait offers some insight. Continue Reading

As organizations mature in security adherence and requirements, there is a gradual shift from focus on security through technology to securing the entire ecosystem. The principle behind this is the idea that ‘the weakest link in the chain determines the strength of the entire chain’. Ashish Dutta, Chief Security Officer at Tait Communications, discusses what goes into delivering robust Information Security solutions to mission critical organizations.

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Connection Magazine collects interesting and informative stories from the critical communications world. Over nearly a decade, Connection has become a well-known and trusted industry resource.

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